Danny Care and Nick Easter start on Saturday for England when they play Argentina at Old Trafford for 'The Standard Bank Cup'.
Argentina v England - Old Trafford, Saturday June 6, 4pm
England Team Manager Martin Johnson has decided to introduce three new caps on Saturday when England play Argentina at Old Trafford for 'The Standard Bank Cup' and reunites the Armitage brothers, full back Delon and back row Steffon (both London Irish), for the first time from the start since England played Italy last February.
Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby) and David Wilson (Newcastle Falcons) who both started against the Barbarians last weekend make their Test debuts as does Tom May (Newcastle Falcons) who came off the bench in the same game to score a second half try.
Johnson has made a total of five changes to the starting XV from England's match against the Barbarians with Mark Cueto, Dan Hipkiss, Tom May, James Haskell and Steffon Armitage replacing Ben Foden, Jamie Noon, Jordan Turner-Hall, Chris Robshaw and Lewis Moody respectively.
Julian White will win his 50th cap for England if he comes off the bench after making his debut against South Africa in 2000.
15 Delon Armitage (London Irish)
14 Mark Cueto (Sale Sharks)
13 Dan Hipkiss (Leicester Tigers)
12 Tom May (Newcastle Falcons)*
11 Matt Banahan (Bath Rugby)*
10 Andy Goode (CA Brive) 9 Danny Care (Harlequins)
1 Tim Payne (London Wasps)
2 Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints)
3 David Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)*
4 Steve Borthwick (Saracens, captain)
5 Louis Deacon (Leicester Tigers)
6 James Haskell (London Wasps)
7 Steffon Armitage (London Irish) 8 Nick Easter (Harlequins)
16 Steve Thompson (CA Brive)
17 Julian White (Leicester Tigers)**
18 Ben Kay (Leicester Tigers)
19 Jordan Crane (Leicester Tigers)
20 Paul Hodgson (London Irish)
21 Sam Vesty (Leicester Tigers)***
22 Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)
* Denotes new cap
** Julian White will win his 50th cap if he comes off the bench against Argentina
Tickets for the Argentina v England Test match - The Standard Bank Cup - are available now by calling 0161 868 8000 (option 9) or contacting www.manutd.com. Tickets are priced from £10 for adults and £1 for U16s. Tickets will also be available from Old Trafford on the day of the game.
The Argentina v England Test match at Old Trafford is being supported by Manchester City Council and the North West Regional Development Agency.
Peter Mearns, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at the NWDA said: "This will be a thrilling competition between two giants of rugby union and it is exciting to have a full international match back in the Northwest. As a region we are known for our football and rugby league but there is a strong union following and Old Trafford will be a spectacular venue. As well as strong Northwest support we are also expecting large numbers of visitors from across England to support the game and I'm sure they'll have a great time." www.nwda.co.uk
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "This is a huge fixture for the city and something we have worked hard to secure. It confirms our position as a world class sports destination and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we're looking forward to a really thrilling match. Good luck England!" www.manchester.gov.uk
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.